Professional Bio

Education

  • PhD, Higher Education, Saint Louis University, 2004
  • MS, Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, 1988
  • MS, Biology, The Ohio State University, 1979
  • BSEd, Biology, Missouri State University, 1977

My teaching philosophy in one that is always in process, because implicit in ongoing experience and reflection is the willingness to reexamine previously held assumptions. However, central to my philosophy of teaching is a commitment to be true to myself, to be reflective, and to engage students actively in the process of learning. I offer a quote by Helen Hislop (1990), a longtime PT educator, as a summary of my belief of teaching students in physical therapy: ...what we as educators must cease is preparing students in our own image.  That might be the greatest disservice of all... for the most profound gift we can offer is time for contemplation, exploration, and examination.

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Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications

  • Board certified specialist in sports physical therapy
  • Certified athletic trainer

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) – Vice-president
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Overuse injury in sport
  • Bone health in athletes
  • Predictors of running injury

Book Chapter

Reinking, MF, Reiman M (2015). Chapter 3: Tissue Injury and Healing.  In: editor Michael Reiman: Orthopaedic Physical Examination;. Human Kinetics.

Recent Publications

Manske RC, Paterno MV, Reinking MF, Reinking SE. Evidence in Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.  Chapter 9: Knee Injuries.  SPTS Home Study Course. Zionsville: IN. 2016. 

Reinking MF, Reiman M,  Chapter 3: Tissue Injury and Healing.  Orthopaedic Physical Examination; editor Michael Reiman. Human Kinetics, 2015.

Reinking, MF, Wadsworth, LT (2015).  Non-operative Rehabilitation of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and Non-operative Rehabilitation of Tibial Stress Fracture. Chapter 36: Leg Pain in the Athlete. Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game: editors Bruce Reider, George Davies, and Matthew T. Provencher.  St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.

Reinking MF, Austin TA, Bennett JE, Hayes AM, Mitchell W. Lower Extremity Overuse Bone Injury Risk Factors in Collegiate Athlete: a pilot study. Int J Sports Phys Ther, 2015: 10(2):155-167.

Mulligan EP, Weber MD, Reinking MF. Competency revalidation study of specialty practice in sports physical therapy. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014: 9(7): 1-15.

Reinking MF, Austin TM, Hayes AM. A Survey of Exercise-Related Leg Pain in Community Runners. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013; 8(3): 269-276.

Reinking MF. The effect of foot orthotic use on exercise related leg pain in cross country athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2012; 13(4):214-8.

Bennett JE, Reinking MF, Rauh MJ. The relationship between isotonic plantar flexor endurance, navicular drop, and exercise-related leg pain in a cohort of collegiate cross-country runners. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Jun;7(3):267-78.

Recent Presentations

International

Reinking MF. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: Pathology, Risk Factors, and Intervention. World Congress of the World Federation of Athletic Training & Therapy. St. Louis, MO, June 2015.

National

Reinking, MF., Running Injuries: Epidemiology & Risk Factors.   The 2015 Team Concept Conference hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Sports Physical Therapy Section.  Las Vegas, NV.  Platform presentation.  December 3-5 2015.

Reinking, MF., Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: Clinical Management.  The 2015 Team Concept Conference hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Sports Physical Therapy Section.  Las Vegas, NV.  Platform presentation.  December 3-5 2015.

Reinking, MF., Pediatric, High School & Collegiate Running Injuries: Evidence-Based Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment. Part III: Differential Diagnosis of Injuries in Distance Runners. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.

Reinking, MF., Sports Physical Therapy: What Makes Us Unique? Description of Specialty Practice in Sports Physical Therapy. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.

Reinking, MF., Biology of Injury and Healing of Muscle and Tendon Pathology. Rehab of the Athlete's Hip, Part 2: Muscle and Tendon Injuries. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013.

Reinking, MF., Tendinopathy in Athletes: An Evidence Based Review. Feature Presentation. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia 2012. Saint Louis, MO, June 2012.

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Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • American Council for Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), Vice-president (elected), 2015-present
  • APTA Educational Leadership Institute Workgroup. [invited position], 2012-present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy [appointed position], 2011- present
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Manuscript Reviewer,[invited position], 2009-present 
  • Sports Medicine, Manuscript Reviewer, [appointed position], 2007-present 
  • Journal of Athletic Training, Manuscript reviewer, [appointed position], 2004-present
  • Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manuscript reviewer [appointed position], 1997-presen